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🤦‍♂️ Weekly fail (36/2020)

If there's one thing I've learned in my 13 years of being a software developer, it's that nothing is easy! Even the tasks that seem the most trivial.

A little over a year ago, I was given the amazing opportunity to become a developer evangelist for one of the leading content management providers out there, Kentico. One of the things I love most about being a developer evangelist, and the primary reason I changed roles, is I get to create content about my passion, software development.

One of the mediums for my content is video uploaded to my YouTube channel. You would think sitting down in front of a camera, recording yourself talking would be a no brainer. Well remember in the beginning I said "nothing is easy"... yeah, that includes sitting down in front of camera and recording yourself talking.

In my latest video, I recorded a 20 minute portion without audio 🤦‍♂️. At some point I muted the microphone because it was providing background noise as I was trying to edit a video. To make matters worse, I didn't actually find this out until I started to editing this video. Needless to say I had to go back and re-record that section.

Lesson learned: No matter how many times you've done it, ALWAYS perform a video and audio test before you begin your production recording! That's right, testing isn't just for software development anymore. 😜

Bonus: Own your fails and be proud of them! Your failures and how you handle them, say so much more about you, than your successes.

What's been one of your latest fails?

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Ondrej Polesny

This happened to me too 🙄 recorded a wrong screen of a half-hour long video. Very motivating to go back and rerecord 😣 but I always check my settings before recording anything now 😊

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